For sale is an original 1960s era W.E. GARRETT & SONS SWEET SNUFF JAR. This new old stock sealed glass snuff jar is in very good condition. This size jar was probably used for filling the pocket-sized snuff can and, when emptied, the glass could be used as a tumbler. The jar stands about 4″ high, 2 1/4″ diameter at the base, and 2 3/4″ diameter at the top. The label is still bright but the top portion is tattered. A great tobacciana collectible.
Snuff is a smokeless tobacco made from ground or pulverised tobacco leaves. It is “snuffed” into the nasal cavity, delivering a swift hit of nicotine. Traditionally it is sniffed or inhaled lightly after a pinch of snuff is either placed onto the back surface of the hand, held pinched between thumb and index finger, or held by a specially made “snuffing” device. The American Snuff Company was formally founded around 1900 but had been operating since shortly after the Revolutionary war as a small snuff mill.